Built in 1949 by husband-and-wife designers Charles and Ray Eames as their home and studio, this midcentury-modern masterpiece, nestled into a hillside in Pacific Palisades, exemplifies the couple’s desire to be at one with nature while having a home that met the most basic of human needs, all while allowing them to work to their full potential and host the occasional guest. The structure, sometimes referred to as the Case Study House No. 8, is composed of two multicolored glass-and-steel rectangular boxes—one is the home, the other the studio. Exterior tours are given for a small fee every day except Wednesdays and Sundays, and reservations are required.
Note: because there is no parking at the Eames House, visitors are encouraged to use the free street parking on Corona del Mar, a five-minute walk from the residence.